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ISSUE NO. 2-2016 / JANUARY 30, 2016 
Contact Your State Representative to Oppose HB 1082, Major Anti-Environmental Bill
Despite compelling testimony from public health, environmental, consumer, and faith-based organizations, HB 1082 -- the "no more stringent than" bill -- narrowly passed out of the House Environmental Affairs Committee (by a 7 to 6 vote) on Wednesday and will be voted on by the Indiana House as soon as Tuesday, February 2nd.

If HB 1082 passes, this legislation would make it highly unlikely that Indiana will be able to act proactively to prevent health and environmental catastrophes like the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, or the major contamination tragedies that occurred within the last two years in West Virginia and North Carolina.
Call to action:  Contact your State Representative now and urge him or her to vote NO on HB 1082!

To learn more about HB 1082, see our dedicated page.
Urge Your Senator to Oppose SB 366, which Weakens Local Environmental Protections
Did you know that one quart of motor oil can contaminate up to 250,000 gallons of drinking water?   
Household hazardous waste -- like used motor oil -- is, fortunately, the type of product that Indiana's county-level "Solid Waste Management Districts" (SWMDs) are on the front lines of collecting and safely disposing. Unfortunately, SB 366 would threaten the long-term future of SWMDs.

SB 366 would reverse Indiana's 25 year old law that makes SWMDs a requirement for every community. When Indiana still faces some pretty significant environmental challenges, it is unwise to enable the dismantling of a local government agency that provides services that help keep local community's air, soil, and water free from toxic pollution, demolition & construction waste, and stormwater. Instead of enabling the dismantling of SWMDs, let's keep improving the quality & quantity of SWMDs' services.

Call to Action: Urge your State Senator to vote "No" to SB 366!
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